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  • noun A divinity, an angel of Zoroastrianism.
  • noun An epithet of saints or prophets.

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From the Avestan verbal root 𐬫𐬀𐬰 (yaz-, "to worship, to honor, to venerate"). The original nominative form is 𐬫𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬙𐬋 (yazatō), pl. 𐬫𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬙𐬂𐬢𐬵𐬋 (yazatåŋhō), reflecting Proto-Iranian *yazatah and pl. *yazatāhah.

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